Fourth, any commercial place of business selling television sets should be required to inform consumers of the transition. If consumers need to buy a new television during the time prior to the designated transition date, they should know that purchasing an over-the-air broadcast-only television set will require another expense to adapt to digital television.
Finally, AARP commits to doing its part to educate our members about the transition. AARP has several communications tools that can be used to pass on critical information to our members. The bi-monthly AARP magazine and monthly Bulletin, distributed to all members, are two such communication tools we can utilize to inform consumers about the transition and what they will need to do to continue to watch their television service.
AARP will be pleased to work with Congress and the designated federal agencies to help design the most effective plan to educate and assist consumers with the digital television transition. Thank you for this opportunity to present AARP's views on this important matter.